Police warn Zambians from engaging in ‘jungle law’ by instituting mob justice

Police have warned members of the public to desist from engaging in ‘jungle law’ by instituting mob justice on other civilians suspected to be thieves or practicing witchcraft.
Dr Jere cited cases where a Lusaka resident from John Laing Township was burnt to death on suspicion of stealing.
A mob burnt to death the man after he in the company of others, were found allegedly stealing from a retail shop.
In Chilubi, villagers took the law into their own hands after apprehending a 70-year old man who they tied to a tree on suspicion that he was practicing witchcraft.
Dr Jere said the Police would not allow members of the public to continue instituting mob-justice on innocent victims.
“People should learn to respect the law and as Police we will not sit idle and watch while innocent lives are being lost on suspicion of practicing witchcraft or stealing.